An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Calling Steak Lovers: The Hidden Restaurant Gem in Belgrano

As most of you know from reading my blog, tangocherie was the lucky winner last month of Argentinas Travel Blog's Link to a Steak contest. And last night to celebrate El Dia de la Patria, Ruben and I were able to claim our steaks at El Pobre Luis, Arribenos 2393, in Belgrano.

I gotta tell you, it was the best meal I've had in the three years I've lived in Buenos Aires! Thank you Luis and Cesar!

Here's what we had:

Provolete with herbs
A fresh fresh green salad of watercress and rucula
Pamplona de cerdo (the specialty), which is stuffed rolled pork
Batata a la miel
and Bife Uruguayo

We washed all this good stuff down with a bottle of Trapiche Coleccion Roble Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (fantastic!) and then with a bottle of Trapiche Malbec 2006.

The service was friendly and attentive and prompt. A large informal corner restaurant decorated with football memorabilia, it was packed by the time we got there at 8:30, just in time to see El Pobre himself slaving over his flaming parrilla. And there was a total turnaround of diners a couple of hours later. El Pobre Luis is only open from 8-12 Monday through Saturday. Try and go if you love meat. You won't be sorry.

Telephone for reservations: 4780-5847.

I've gotta get out of Boedo more! And maybe enter more contests!

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